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Thread: Awhile back

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    a lady here said that she was machine quilting her king size quilt on her regular machine. I am ready to do my queen size on my regular machine and was wondering how you squeeze all the quilt to go thru that small hole on the machine? I think if I roll it up all the way to one side it will not fit. Should I roll half at at a time and work to the right so it will roll out to the left, then turn it around and do the same to the other half. It is sitting in a bag at this time so haven't tried either method as yet. Guess I am a little scared because have only done wall hangings in the machine. :-(

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    Some roll, some use tools that hold these rolls in place, some just puddle the quilt around the table... basically what ever works best for you :wink:

    The main thing is to keep the quilt up and on the table as much as possible, so it doesn't drag down on the area that you are working on.

    Placing an additional table to the side or back of the sewing table can be a big help too :D:D:D

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    Here's a neat website that might answer some questions for you:

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/quiltingsetup.htm

    I've got 3 I need to get busy on myself.

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    i have quilted king-size quilts. just roll up the fabric on in inner side and squish it through. it is quite a production but it really isn't any more difficult than quilting a double. it is quite heavier so you will need a large table to hold all the quilt to your left. the quilt i did was a wedding quilt for my daughter and her hub. i would rather make the whole quilt from start to finish rather than have someone else do the work. plus, i don't want to spend money on that, rather spend it on fabric!!! if you use cotton batting like warm and natural, the quilt top and back "sticks" to the batting more so than the poly blends, so that helps with the not bunching part.

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    I rolled,sometimes used pins.I did what ever it took to get the quilt under the arm

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    I roll it from both sides to the middle. Then start in the middle and unroll as needed. I do some on one side, then turn it and do some on the other side. I always sew some in the ditch first to help hold the quilt more securely. I sometimes use the open type hoops made to hold the fabric too.

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    Thanks for the topic. I'm getting ready to tackle MQ :)

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    I quilt all my quilts, from table runners to queen size quilts on my Elna 7200. I don't roll personally, I find it too hard to maneuver that bulk. I "puddle" my quilt around the area I'm quilting and I have so much more control and a lot less tugging that way. If you have never visited Diane Gaudynski's site, here's the link:http://www.dianegaudynski.net/

    She does all her quilts on her home machine and gives lots of great hints, tips and advice on her techniques. Good luck! :-)

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    I am getting ready to start quilting the attached in the next couple of days. It is a double quilt.

    This is how I set up my quilt. I have done a king size and it is a bear, but it is doable.

    I have a table in front of my sewing machine, against the wall, and have my sewing table against the wall to my left.

    I am just now getting my sewing room set up, no curtains/drapes yet. I will show pics when I get it done.
    JulieM

    Edited to add: my machine has a 9" throat space
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    I puddle, too. And I start in the middle and work my way out on one side, then switch and do the same thing for the other side.

    JulieM, your Kwik Klip tool looks like a cigar! I was laughing when I figured it out!

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